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I live in Northern Ontario. How would I do with having succulents indoors?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9289 points ) February 1st, 2013

I would love to have something like this inside my home. Would they do well?

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CWOTUS's avatar

They should do fine if you can replicate the conditions they need for growing inside your house. Namely, that would be temperature, humidity and light, with light probably being the most critical. If the temperature is “livable for you without wearing outdoor clothing”, then I think the plants will probably do fine, too.

I would wait to order them in late spring or summer, though, even though the order form does list an optional heat pack you can add to the shipping container.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I’ll wait until late spring. Thanks!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Mama_Cakes You’ll need 12 to 15 hours of light. For indoors a “grow light” florescent bulb (on a timer) will work, I don’t remember the distance from the bulb to the plants but it was less than 18 inches.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Would this work?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Try these guys, they ship to the “Great White North”.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Succulents grow great in the north. I’ve had really good luck with them as year round houseplants. Just remember they go dormant in the winter, so very little water and no fertilizer in those months.

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